Elaine Keller-Duemig, CNM
Elaine was so thrilled to have joined Central Park Midwifery in 2013. Before joining Central Park Midwifery, Elaine worked with a physician in a busy private practice in New Jersey and attended births at Holy Name Medical Center. She was excited to have returned to practice in New York which is where she trained and currently lives.
Becoming a midwife was Elaine's dream for many years. During her journey to midwifery, she earned a bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and a certificate in LGBT studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Having never lived anywhere outside of Wisconsin, Elaine chose to move across the country to Connecticut to earn her nursing degree at Quinnipiac University. After working as a labor and delivery nurse, she followed her dream of becoming a midwife and moved to New York to attend Columbia University to earn her midwifery degree while at the same time working as a nurse. For about 9 months, Elaine worked at Roosevelt Hospital as a nurse and she always wanted to return as a midwife. Elaine has worked and trained in many different settings but favors the continuity and close relationships that develop with women and their families while working in a private practice setting.
Elaine lives in Harlem with her husband, Fred, and their two cats, Penny and Harry.
Jo Zasloff, CNM
Jo started working in the office and attending deliveries for Central Park Midwifery in 2015. At CPM, she hopes to create a space where all women are supported by a team who believe in a woman's power and ability to birth naturally.
Jo holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a master’s degrees in Midwifery from Columbia University School of Nursing. She began her career as a midwife at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 2008. She has also worked at two very busy private practices in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In Brooklyn she attended many deliveries and cared for women of all ages and religions. In Manhattan she focused on Holistic Gynecology, Family Planning and Sexual Health Education. Before becoming a nurse midwife, Jo worked as a Sexual Health advocate for sex workers in the Mission District of San Francisco. She also spent time learning and training with midwives and herbalists in Ghana and India. Jo is currently working towards her Herbal Medicine for Women certification.
Jo lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter, Uma, who was born in 2012.
Chloë Lubell, CNM
Chloë started working at Central Park Midwifery in the summer of 2017 after leaving a bustling practice at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. She is passionate about providing specialized Midwifery care to people of all genders, races, and economic backgrounds.
Chloë graduated from Hampshire College with a focus on doulas, medical provider burn-out, and pregnancy care in the United States. She received her Midwifery degree from Yale School of Nursing, and moved to New York City in 2014 to start working at Bellevue Hospital. During her time there, Chloë completed a certificate course in Midwifery Model Preconception, Fertility, and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) care for Queer and Trans communities. Following her training, she provided fertility support and IUIs through a small private practice in Brooklyn and her own blog.
Chloë lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Antone, and her menagerie: Icarus and Couscous the cats and Rü the puppy.
Our Medical Receptionist
Melissa has been working with Central Park Midwifery since 2013. At CPM she is always available to help with scheduling appointments and administrative needs. Melissa is a trained phlebotomist and is also a labor doula.
Melissa is very passionate about women's health, pregnancy and childbirth. She graduated in May 2017 from Hunter College with a degree in psychology and will continue to pursue her dream to become a nurse.
Melissa was born and raised in the South Bronx where she lives with her mom, dad and brother.
Georgia Rose, CNM
Central Park Midwifery was started by Georgia Rose. She was in private practice for 14 years and attended over 1600 deliveries. Georgia was always amazed and in awe of the wisdom of birth and the power of women. "Each woman has an innate knowledge of how she will give birth because she comes from a long line of successful mothers." Georgia wanted to help each woman discover her own wisdom and to encourage and support her unique journey to a positive and joyful birth experience.
In 2013, Georgia decided to expand the practice and prepare for her upcoming retirement. Elaine joined Georgia in December 2013. In January 2015, when Georgia officially retired, Jo partnered with Elaine to takeover Central Park Midwifery. Together they hope to continue to carry on Georgia's legacy and wisdom.